Today is National Foundation Day in Japan, a national holiday. With a day off, I decided to go for a walk. My walk today covered 9.95km. About 30 minutes away by foot, Ikuta Ryokuchi Park is a favorite destination of mine. It has several entrances and exits, so it can be approached and left in… Continue reading Go For A Walk
Lost in Japan, by Shawn Mendes, Zedd
This farce is descending rapidly, even by the low standards of Japan’s legal system. The court just ruled his detention could not be extended. Apparently the prosecutors found a way around it. Hopefully, this is a sign they are very desperate to get Ghosn to incriminate himself, because their case is otherwise too weak to… Continue reading Ghosn rearrested for alleged aggravated breach of trust – Nikkei Asian Review
Real historians don’t embark in counterfactual speculations. Political pundits, armchair historians, and fiction writers frequently speculate on what would have happened if some historical event had turned out differently, but skeptics should be leery of the analysis. In the specific instance of George Friedman’s speculations on the Battle of Midway, he makes several inferences that… Continue reading Midway and Counterfactual Fallacies
Your teeth shining so white Light up this sad street in Shibuya tonight Hot thoughts melting my cool Is it your motion, signal and cue? Hot thoughts all in my mind and all of the time You must be trouble for sure The entire album is great, by the way.
The World Health Organization publishes health guidelines specific to sugar intake. Their observations and recommendations include: A strong recommendation for limiting free sugar intake (including monosaccharides and disaccharides, and including those naturally present and those added by manufacturers) to 10% of total caloric intake. A weak recommendation for limiting free sugar intake to 5% of… Continue reading Sugar Intake Guidelines
For US citizens living abroad, participating in domestic business and society can be challenging. One of the most challenging aspects can be obtaining a driver’s license in a state where you no longer reside. All states require demonstration of residency, and nearly all states mail your new or renewed driver’s license to your address on… Continue reading South Dakota Residency for Citizens Living Abroad
http://soberlook.com/2013/11/3-key-facts-about-japans-deteriorating.html There is an old story about boiling frogs: if you throw one in hot water, he will just jump out. Throw him in cold water instead and turn up the heat gradually. So it is with Japan’s demographic crisis, one that is slowly boiling, and whose impacts weren’t clear until I saw these charts.… Continue reading Sober Look: 3 key facts about Japan’s deteriorating demographics
Gorgeous weather. Wonderful view. Time to enjoy a glass of wine.
I realized in my previous post I neglected one topic: water. Prior to the trip I believed it was better to bring up (and down) too much water than not enough. I have changed my mind for two reasons. Water is heavy. And water or other liquids can easily be purchased along the route. The… Continue reading Water on Mount Fuji